Patents by Examiner Robert May
  • Patent number: 9752769
    Abstract: A lens system for LED based light fixtures having a substantially coplanar array of LED's with a requirement for a wide angle of illumination. And in particular, light fixtures comprising LED lights used in low bay applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brandon Stolte, Kevin Dahlen, James Hawkins
  • Patent number: 9746173
    Abstract: Devices used for workspace illumination include, for example, a panel and a solid-state based optical system arranged inside an enclosure of the panel. The panel can be a cubicle divider. In one aspect, an illumination device includes a mount; a panel including a first face and a second opposing face. The panel is vertically supported by the mount along a horizontal dimension of the first and second faces. Further, the panel forms an enclosure between the first and the second face. Additionally, the illumination device includes a first luminaire module arranged in the enclosure and configured to output light in a first output angular range. The light output in the first output angular range has a prevalent propagation direction with a vertical component towards a first target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Ingo Speier, Ferdinand Schinagl, Edgar R. Velasquez
  • Patent number: 9739930
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a light guiding plate, a frame element, a light bar and a light-bar cover. The light guiding plate has a light output surface. The frame element includes a bottom surface and a side wall, the bottom surface is parallel to the light output surface of the light guiding plate, and the side wall is extended from the bottom surface and towards a direction perpendicular to the light output surface. The light guiding plate is disposed in the frame element. The light bar is disposed in the frame element and between the side wall and the light guiding plate. The light-bar cover is disposed on the light bar and includes a covering portion substantially parallel to the bottom surface of the frame element. The light bar and the light guiding plate are disposed between the covering portion and the bottom surface of the frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ching-I Lo
  • Patent number: 9739459
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an illumination device including at least one semiconductor light source arrangement that is fixed to a carrier. The at least one semiconductor light source arrangement is fixed to the carrier at multiple locations by means of a press fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Helbig, Stephan Schwaiger
  • Patent number: 9733409
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of display, and discloses a light guide plate, a backlight source and a display apparatus, for solving the problem of the exit light non-uniformity of the backlight source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongli Yao, Wentao Ying, Xiaoli Xie
  • Patent number: 9726340
    Abstract: A reliable semiconductor light-emitting apparatus and a headlight using the light-emitting apparatus provided with a light source module including a semiconductor light-emitting device and a wavelength converting module including a wavelength converting layer. The wavelength converting module can include a base having a mounting board, which mounts the wavelength converting layer via metallic bumps, and the base can be configured to attach the light source module directly or via a connecting guide including an optical fiber, and therefore can transmit light emitted from the light-emitting device towards the wavelength converting layer while efficiently radiating heat generated from the wavelength converting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Seko, Kosaburo Ito, Kenji Akisada
  • Patent number: 9719647
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp comprising first second light sources and first and second lens. Each lens comprising a precision-molded, one-piece, element of a transparent material. Each one-piece element comprising a light tunnel and a light-conducting part having an optically effective light exit surface. The first lens light tunnel comprises an optically effective, light inlet surface and transitions into a light-conducting part while making a first bend for imaging the first bend as a light-shadow line by means of light coupled in or irradiated onto the light inlet surface. The second lens light tunnel comprises a second optically active, light inlet surface and transitions into a second light-conducting part while making a second bend for imaging the second bend by means of light coupled in or irradiated onto the light inlet surface, the second bend (substantially) being a variant of the first bend mirrored on a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Docter Optics SE
    Inventors: Wolfram Wintzer, Hans Scheibner, Mohsen Mozaffari
  • Patent number: 9720161
    Abstract: The following invention relates to an improved LCD Backlight, particularly to an improved arrangement of the optical scattering dots within the light guiding plate. The light guiding plate comprises a lower surface which is formed with a plurality of optical scattering dots, which scatter and reflect the light beams to convert the light beams into a uniform surface light source, characterised wherein the surface area of each optical dot decreases as a function of its distance from at least one of the three edges comprising the LED lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Leslie Charles Laycock, Andrew Graham McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9719641
    Abstract: A lamp is described. The lamp includes a housing made at least partially from an electrically and thermally conductive material. The lamp also includes a primary light source positioned within the housing such that the housing dissipates heat generated by the primary light source. The primary light source configured to emit light in a first direction relative to the housing. The lamp also includes at least one indicator light source positioned relative to the housing to emit light in a second direction relative to the housing, the second direction being substantially opposite the first direction. The lamp also includes a capacitive proximity sensor electrically connected to the housing that triggers illumination of the at least one indicator light source if a user's hand approaches the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Volek, Jin Chen, Todd Brunner, Krzysztof Sosniak
  • Patent number: 9718393
    Abstract: In a vehicle lamp, light emitting diodes that emit light are disposed on an inner side of a transparent surface cover. A conductive reflector that reflects the light emitted from the light emitting diodes toward the surface cover is provided between the light emitting diodes and the surface cover. The reflector is disposed so as to be in proximity to the light emitting diodes. A grounding connection terminal is provided on the reflector. The grounding connection terminal is connected to a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Sazuka
  • Patent number: 9714750
    Abstract: A vehicular display apparatus includes: first illumination portions that illuminate first display areas from behind by luminescence of a plurality of first light sources; first cover portions that are placed behind the first display areas and internally expose the first light sources; a second illumination portion that illuminates a second display area from behind by luminescence of a plurality of second light sources; and a second cover portion that is placed behind the second display area and has an interior partitioned from the interiors of the adjoining first cover portions while internally exposing the second light sources. The first cover portions externally form an air passage for an air flow. The second cover portion has an air hole opened to communicate the interior of the second cover portion with the air passage external to the first cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadaaki Ishimaru, Takayuki Hiromitsu
  • Patent number: 9709249
    Abstract: A hooded light head assembly for providing directional lighting is provided which comprises a light housing having a hood. The light housing has an internal light source and a rear attachment surface that has an insert extension. The insert extension is configured to attach the light housing to mounting surface upon insertion into an opening in the mounting surface and upon rotation of the light housing relative to the mounting surface. Some of these hoods also have a locking tab extending rearward from the surface that may prevent removal of the hood from the mounting surface. The light head may also have a controller having touch sensitivity and set to indicate light head status and prevent reversed current through the light heads. An arrow board using the controller and light heads may be easily installed and may be durable and reliable in outdoor conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CHECKERS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Clifford, Steven N. D. Brundula
  • Patent number: 9696020
    Abstract: A method and device for easily installing and removing an airport light on a runway using a fixture ring having a base ring; an annular lip operatively connected to and extending radially inwardly from the base ring; a lift bar operatively connected to the annular lip and extending from one side to the diametrically opposite side of the annular lip; and a pair of extractors, operatively connecting the lift bar to the annular lip to cause the lift bar to move up and down relative to the annular lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SALSTAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Abel Alex Salazar, Stanley L. Stosel
  • Patent number: 9696006
    Abstract: A lens has a first, second and third optical region. The first, second and third optical region are arranged in sequential order. Space angle defined between each first, second and third optical region, and an optical axis of the lens are different from each other. An LED light module, which has an LED chip and the lens is also provided. The light emitted from the LED chip passes the reflecting surface and refractive surface and radiates from a top of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chau-Jin Hu, Feng-Yuen Dai, Po-Chou Chen
  • Patent number: 9699854
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting arrangement for a lighting fixture includes: a lighting strip comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged along a length of the lighting strip; a first multi-faceted side wall reflector extending from a first side of the lighting strip at an angle such that the first multi-faceted side wall reflector extends along an entire length of the lighting strip and away from a bottom portion of a light emitting portion of each of the light emitting diodes (LEDs); and a second multi-faceted side wall reflector extending from a second, opposite side of the lighting strip at an angle such that the second multi-faceted side wall reflector extends along an entire length of the lighting strip away from the bottom portion of the light emitting portion of each of the light emitting diodes (LEDs). The first and second multi-faceted side wall reflectors cause light produced by the plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) to be amplified and formed into a uniform beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: APPALACHIAN LIGHTING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: James J. Wassel
  • Patent number: 9689547
    Abstract: A projection lens is disposed so that light emitted from a light source passes the projection lens. A shade is disposed in rear of the projection lens so as to block a part of the light emitted from the light source. The projection lens includes a first region and a second region. The first region has a first light scattering property. The second region has a second light scattering property lower than the first light scattering property. The shade and the projection lens are disposed so that a part of light projecting an edge of the shade as a peripheral edge of a light distribution pattern passes through the first region and another part of the light projecting the edge of the shade passes through the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Matsumoto, Shingo Kato
  • Patent number: 9689535
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a base, a heat sink, a plurality of thermal elements, and a plurality of LED elements. The base may be configured to attach to a screw in light socket. The heat sink may be connected to the base. The plurality of thermal mounts may project from the heat sink. The thermal mounts may be electrically connected to the base and thermally connected to the heat sink. The plurality of LED elements may be connected to the thermal mounts. The LED elements may form a pattern about a central axis to project light evenly from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Robert M. Pinato
  • Patent number: 9689554
    Abstract: A lens for distributing light from a light emitter in a desired asymmetric illumination profile includes a lens body having an input side and an output side. The input side receives light from an emitter, and the output side includes primary refractive surface, total internal reflection surfaces, and a secondary refractive surface associated with the total internal refection surfaces. A primary emission axis associated with the emitter is defined through the lens body, and a transverse reference plane is positioned parallel to the primary emission axis. A desired illumination region is located on a first side of the reference plane, and a desired dark region is located on a second side of the reference plane. The primary refractive surface, the total internal reflection surfaces and the secondary refractive surface direct a substantial portion of the light from the emitter to the desired illumination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Householder, Megan Tidd
  • Patent number: 9683726
    Abstract: A lamp that emits light and includes: a mounting board on which a light-emitting element is provided; a support disposed on a side opposite a light-emission-side of the mounting board; and a case connected to a support. The case includes a securing part which is disposed on the light-emission-side of the mounting board, and secures the mounting board to the support by sandwiching the mounting board between the securing part and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsushi Seki
  • Patent number: 9664360
    Abstract: A lighting canister stand assembly is configured to elevate a transformer above a canister drain pipe within a canister underground. The lighting canister stand assembly has a lighting canister stand, further including a lighting canister rod mechanically coupled to a first side of a lighting canister platform. The canister further comprising a canister bottom, immediately adjacent to the lighting canister rod, and a canister wall immediately adjacent to an edge of the lighting canister platform. The lighting canister platform is configured to elevate the transformer above the canister drain pipe in order to permit water to drain out of the canister and away from the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Clarence Eugene Orr